It'll be interesting if they put in the bits that Jackson left out.
Wrong era, Tonyblack. This TV series is set prior to and during the fall of...Numenor, I think? Millennia before Thorin got a bee in his bonnet about Erebor. So, we basically see Sauron's rise to power after spending millennia as Morgoth's minion. I'm not a big Tolkien fan, but I know that much.
...Oh God, I just came to a sudden realisation as I typed the above. In Elden Ring
, there's a race of humans (or human-like beings, considering that the goddess Queen Marika was formerly one of their number) called the Numen. They are said to come from far away, from even another world possibly. Who's to say George RR Martin didn't have them as refugee Numenoreans who somehow travelled to another world in his backstory? At the very least, the name is probably a reference to Tolkien...